Andrew Johnson

17th US President Andrew Johnson Full Name: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American

Profession: 17th US President
Political Party: Democratic
Political Titles: Vice President, Governor of Tennessee

Presidential Term: April 15, 1865 - March 4, 1869
Preceded By: Abraham Lincoln
Succeeded By: Ulysses S. Grant

Why Famous: 17th President of the United States

Born: December 29, 1808
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Died: July 31, 1875 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1827-05-17 US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee

Historical Events in the Life of Andrew Johnson

  • 1865-05-02 US President Andrew Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis
  • 1865-06-13 President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states
  • 1865-08-20 President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Texas
  • 1865-10-11 President Andrew Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
  • 1866-03-27 US President Andrew Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment
  • 1866-04-02 US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va
  • 1866-04-09 Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto
  • 1866-08-20 President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over
  • 1867-01-08 African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Andrew Johnson's veto
  • 1867-03-23 Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
  • 1867-06-20 US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
  • 1867-07-19 US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
  • 1867-08-12 US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
  • 1867-11-25 US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
  • 1868-02-24 US House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson
  • 1868-03-13 Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial
  • 1868-05-16 US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson by one vote.
  • 1868-12-25 Despite bitter opposition, US President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)

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